Getting real.

It’s all getting very real the fact that I am going to college in September, and then after that year (providing I get in) I will be off to university. Five months ago I was horribly desperately depressed, suicidal and planning my attempt again, who knew that in the space of four months I could have completely turned my life around.

On Friday I went to the University of Winchester open day. I’ve already had to start thinking about where I want to go to for university, as soon after I get to college in September we start applying. I’ve decided I want to stay in the south of England in a place where I know and already feel comfortable in. Winchester is fairly close to where I’m from about 45 mins away, so I went to the open day to get a feel for the place and the course. Though from going to the open day I’ve decided I don’t really want to go there for several reasons, so I don’t think I will apply to go there.

I want to go to either Surrey or Southampton, both are high ranked on the list for psychology degrees. I’m from fairly close to Southampton so I know it well. And I have lots of family and family friends in Surrey and I love Guildford. I’m going to the Southampton open day in a few weeks time and then unfortunately I can’t make the Surrey open day this side of summer so I will be going to that one at the beginning of September. I’m not too sure where else to apply to though as I only really want to go to either Southampton or Surrey (preferably Surrey), but I need to have more options.Β 

All this thinking about universities and going to open days has made this all very real. On Friday at the open day I was feeling very scared, I know most people feel scared about going to uni but for me, dealing with chronic pain and illness it’s even scarier. I will effectively be living on my own and my parents will be half way around the world in Dubai, which is fine but scary.Β 

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6 thoughts on “Getting real.

    • I’m going to the open day in September unfortunately I can’t make the open day this side of summer so have to wait. Yeah exciting and scary haha πŸ™‚

      • Well at least you’ve got it sorted so you know you’ll be able to go – I missed so many open days when I was applying because I thought about it too late! I didn’t end up going to Surrey in the end as I was offered a place at Sheffield which I preferred. Hopefully it’s a good one for you though πŸ™‚

      • Yeah I want to stay relatively local to where I know so Surrey or Southampton would be my preferred options. I was leaning more towards Surrey as I prefer the look of the course but I may have an exciting taekwondo opportunity if I go to Southampton possibly so now I’m in two minds. πŸ™‚

      • Your life sounds so exciting at the moment despite the pain, what with your taekwondo instructor training and thinking about apply for universities! So pleased for you πŸ™‚

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